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Believing in Order to SeeOn the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers$
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Jean-Luc Marion

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780823275847

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823275847.001.0001

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The Service of Rationality in the Church

The Service of Rationality in the Church

(p.66) 5 The Service of Rationality in the Church
Believing in Order to See

Jean-Luc Marion

, Christina M. Gschwandtner
Fordham University Press

In this chapter Marion claims that the term of the “intellectual” is both recent and problematic. It makes little sense to speak of the “Catholic intellectual” or to criticize the church. Rather, one should convert oneself and contribute to the church by loving it. The baptized intellectual must think through the information he gives to the church; he must work out the logic of faith. We must operate on the principle that truth never contradicts truth and simply unfold the truth as best as we can. Faith and knowledge are never opposed to each other. The job of the rational believer is to “decline revelation” and unfold its logic.

Keywords:   Catholicism, Church, intellectual, rationality, truth

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